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126,255. Donald Trump to Angela Merkel: You guys in Berlin had a terrific wall. (Berlin & Cartoon & Trump) Patrick Chappatte, The New York Times cartoon
59,098. Son to mother: Aren’t you a little old to have an imaginary friend? (Atheism & Belief & Disbelief & God & Cartoon) Daniel Dennett, lecture How to Tell You’re an Atheist, Global Atheist Conference 2012
9,920. It’s made a wonderful museum; there’s a fantastic archive tucked away of incredible cartoons. (Art & Cartoon) Tim Marlow Meets Mike Leigh
9,921. Ronald Searle: Hand up the Girl who Burnt Down the East Wing last night: Lilliput magazine April 1946. (Art & Cartoon) ibid.
9,922. Kenneth Bird (Fougasse) On the Beach: Punch magazine summer 1956. (Art & Cartoon) ibid.
9,923. Rowland Emett: The Last Tram 1951. (Art & Cartoon) ibid.
9,924. Donald McGill: I think we’re going to have rain ... My seaweed’s quite damp! c.1940s. (Art & Cartoon & Artist: Donald McGill & Postcard) ibid.
9,925. Pont [Graham Laidler]: ‘I am ever so sorry, but Mrs Tweedie never touches soups’ Punch magazine 22 January 1936. ibid.
9,926. James Thurbur: ‘Certainly I can make it out! – It’s three-quarters sea-horses and an h' – The New Yorker 6th March 1937. ibid.
11,648. In the past the mood of the comic postcard could enter into the central stream of literature, and jokes barely different from McGill’s could casually be uttered between the murders in Shakespeare’s tragedies. That is no longer possible, and a whole category of humour, integral to our literature till 1800 or thereabouts, has dwindled down to these ill-drawn postcards, leading a barely legal existence in cheap stationers’ windows. The corner of the human heart that they speak for might easily manifest itself in worse forms, and I for one should be sorry to see them vanish. (Art & Cartoon & Postcard & Rudeness & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) George Orwell, The Art of Donald McGill, essay vol II pp 194-5
11,649. One day I had a nephew in hospital with Diphtheria. And I sent him a card and put a comic drawing on the back. (Art & Cartoon & Postcard) Donald McGill, This Week, 1957
11,650. This is Donald McGill: the king of the saucy seaside postcard. And here is Mr McGill fifty years ago in a Lincoln prison cell. He is quite possible wondering how a seventy-nine-year-old man with a wooden foot who sold more than two hundred million postcards and put a smile on the face of the nation is practically penniless and facing the rest of his life in jail. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) Censorship at the Seaside: The Postcards of Donald McGill
11,651. It’s a scorcher, and the nation is off to the seaside ... After the war ... One industry in particular goes into overdrive: and that is the saucy seaside postcard industry ... In the summer of 1947 sixteen million saucy postcards are sent from the seaside. And rather remarkably almost all of them bear the name of just one man: Donald McGill. So just who is the one-man postcard-producing machine? (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) ibid.
11,652. The nation’s shopkeepers are on his side. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) ibid.
11,653. For the first time ever the authorities decide to directly pursue the artist himself. The Director of Public Prosecutions believes that these twenty-one cards created, painted sold and distributed by Mr McGill constitute no less than obscene libel – they have the power to corrupt. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) ibid.
11,656. Man carrying gigantic stick of rock on beach: A Stick of Rock, Cock? (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
11,657. She’s a nice girl. Doesn’t drink or smoke, and only swears when it slips out! (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
11,658. Nurse delivering baby to mother: What was the colour of the father’s hair?
Mother in bed: I don’t know. He kept his hat on. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Birth & Seaside & Hat & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
11,659. Devil: Do you know who I am?
Drunken man: Of course I do. I married your sister. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Devil & Seaside & Sister & Marriage & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
1,654. Over 2,000 Postcards Seized By Weymouth Police. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) News headline cited ibid.
11,655. 17,989 Postcards Seized and Destroyed In Brighton. (Artist & Censorship & Cartoon & Postcard & Seaside & Humour & Miscarriages of Justice: McGill) News headline cited ibid.
31,441. Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe drew the prime minister naked ... Private Eye’s Romantic England: MacMillan Issue. (England & Great Britain & Comedy & Cartoon) Rude Britannia III: You’ve Never Had It So Rude 3/3
31,442. A tradition of rude cartooning come back to life. (England & Great Britain & Comedy & Cartoon) ibid.
31,446. A counter-culture: house-journal of this underground movement was Oz which first surfaced in the Summer of Love 1967. (England & Great Britain & Comedy & Comic & Cartoon) ibid.
31,447. Inside School Kid’s Issue: Oz was a comic strip featuring the head of the much loved children’s character Rupert Bear superimposed on an X-rated cartoon by American Robert Crumb. Words and pictures were a rude provocation. (England & Great Britain & Comedy & Comic & Cartoon) ibid.
31,448. The Oz Three... were found guilty and sent down with harsh sentences ... A successful appeal. (England & Great Britain & Comedy & Comic & Cartoon) ibid.
31,454. Anger made Bell’s pen drip with vitriol. (England & Great Britain & Comedy & Cartoon & Comic) ibid.
66,277. Check it out. It’s gone. My TV. Beavis & Butt-head Do America 1996, director Mike Judge, Beavis
66,278. Come to Butt-head. ibid. Butt-head to air stewardess
66,279. We’re all going to die! ibid. Beavis
66,280. I want full cavity searches. Everyone. ibid. rozzer
66,281. You have been harbouring two criminal masterminds. ibid. rozzer to headmaster
66,282. Are you threatening me? I am Cornholio. ibid. Beavis
66,283. I am Cornholio. I need tee-pee for my bunghole. ibid.
66,284. I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons. Joseph Barbera
66,285. I like physics, but I love cartoons. Stephen Hawking
67,902. Amazingly, much of the best cartoon work was done early on in the medium’s history. The early cartoonists, with no path before them, produced work of such sophistication, wit, and beauty that it increasingly seems to me that cartoon evolution is working backward. Comic strips are moving toward a primordial goo rather than away from it ... Not only can comics be more than we’re getting today, but the comics already have been more than we're getting today. (Comic Strip & Cartoon) Bill Watterson
67,901. Comics are capable of being anything the mind can imagine. I consider it a great privilege to be a cartoonist. I love my work, and I am grateful for the incredible forum I have to express my thoughts. People give me their attention for a few seconds every day, and I take that as an honor and a responsibility. I try to give readers the best strip I’m capable of doing. (Comic & Cartoon) Bill Watterson
86,807. Recently crowds of thousands gathered throughout the Muslim world – burning European embassies, issuing threats, taking hostages, even killing people – in protest over twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were first published in a Danish newspaper. When was the last atheist riot? (Sam Harris & Cartoon) Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
87,568. Political satire is a serious thing. In democratic newspapers throughout the world there are daily cartoons that often are not even funny, as is the case especially in many English-language newspapers. Instead, they contain a political message, and the artist takes full responsibility. (Satire & Cartoon) Umberto Eco